Five Best All-In-One Computers

If you're looking for a space-saving, powerful PC, and you either don't want to build or you're buying for someone else, an all-in-one computer is a decent bet. They come with everything you need to get to work, are easy to set up, and can be just as good as traditional desktops. This week, we're looking at five of… » 3/08/15 1:52pm 3/08/15 1:52pm

Ordering Online? Target's Free-Shipping Minimum Is Lower Than Amazon's

Target wants your business bad, so bad that the big box retailer is undercutting Amazon on shipping prices. Now, you can get free shipping on Target.com on all online orders of $25 or more. Your goods will arrive in three to five business days, for free. » 2/23/15 2:50pm 2/23/15 2:50pm

​What Have You Stopped Buying In Stores Because of Amazon?

There was a time in my life where, when I needed something, I'd pop on down to the local big box retailer and pick it up. Now I don't. Now I have Amazon Prime. It's been years since I've bought shaving soap in person. Is that weird? » 2/18/15 5:55pm 2/18/15 5:55pm

The Complete Guide to Choosing (or Building) the Perfect Standing Desk

Standing desks are popular, but choosing a good one is no easy task. You could go with a motorized, whole desk replacement, or DIY a simple solution. You could even buy an adjustable attachment to go on top of your existing desk. Let's talk about what you may need in a standing desk, what you can get for your… » 1/28/15 3:57pm 1/28/15 3:57pm

Everything I Bought on Amazon in 2014, Reviewed

Another twelve months of Prime membership just flew right the hell by. What'd I do with it? How did I augment my life with two-day shipping? Can "things" make you "happier"? Nothing a little retrospection can't answer. » 12/26/14 10:57am 12/26/14 10:57am

The Return Policies at Big Retailers, Just In Case You Were Wondering


      I'm not saying you don't like your gifts. I would never say that. But, hey, maybe that sweater doesn't quite fit. Maybe plaid leg warmers aren't exactly your style anymore. Maybe your sister bought you another friggin' salad spinner, seriously, like it's not an unsubtle hint to diet, could you even be more… » 12/26/14 10:00am 12/26/14 10:00am

      Meet Amazon's #1 Reviewer, a Quirky Woman Who Loves Battery Chargers

      Ali Julia may or may not be her real name. But to the complex and influential world of Amazon reviews, Ali Julia is a name to be reckoned with. The mysterious Boston woman with an affection for computers and battery chargers is the number one ranked reviewer on Amazon. She sounds a little quirky, too. » 12/20/14 9:01am 12/20/14 9:01am

      Autonomous Carts Make the Easiest Part of Shopping Even Easier

      The best part of grocery shopping isn't finding some exotic new flavor of yogurt or the free samples, it's tooling around the store like a rally car driver with your shopping cart. So why have researchers developed an autonomous human-tracking cart that follows you around the store? Seems like time better spent making… » 12/17/14 10:03am 12/17/14 10:03am

      Amazon's New Local Handyman Service Looks Super Useful

      We've known for a while now that Amazon wanted to start offering local services. Now, the store for everything is selling TV-mounting services ahead of all the TV sales on Black Friday. And you know what? That sounds like a pretty useful addition to the Amazon family. » 11/25/14 3:37pm 11/25/14 3:37pm

      Walmart Will Start Price-Matching Amazon at Its 5000 Stores

      You'll now be able to get Amazon's bargain prices at your local Walmart, as the company embraces price-matching with online retailers. » 11/13/14 10:37am 11/13/14 10:37am

      Hackers Ravaged Home Depot With a Password Stolen from a Vendor

      Earlier this year Home Depot confirmed that 56 million cards had been compromised in one of the biggest retail security breaches in history. Now we know that much like the Target hack—which was traced to a heating company—Home Depot was infiltrated by custom malware and passwords stolen from a third party vendor. » 11/06/14 6:57pm 11/06/14 6:57pm

      ​How To Find The Perfect Hiking Boot

      The most important item in your outdoor wardrobe, hiking boots grant you the ability to traverse challenging terrain, work to keep your entire body comfortable and supported while carrying heavy loads and help regulate temperature and dryness. They're also a difficult purchase to get right, particularly if you're… » 11/03/14 2:24pm 11/03/14 2:24pm

      The Features That Matter on Your Next Router (and the Ones That Don't)

      Shopping for a router used to be as simple as buying the thing everyone said was good. These days, you have to understand a ton of technical terms, from "beamforming" to "MIMO" and "dual band". Some of these are useful, but others are marketing fluff. Let's dive in and separate the useful from the rest. » 10/15/14 11:57am 10/15/14 11:57am

      All the National Chains That Offer Free Wi-Fi

      Sometimes, you just need to quickly grab some free Wi-Fi while you're walking through town. You probably know that nearby coffee shops offer Wi-Fi, but tons of retailers and restaurants offer it too—you just need to know where to look. » 10/15/14 10:22am 10/15/14 10:22am

      Google Same-Day Delivery Service Hits Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C.

      Google has announced that it's dramatically expanding its same-day delivery service into new cities, adding different vendors, and changing its name, too. Can you tell we're on the run up to the holidays yet? » 10/14/14 4:15am 10/14/14 4:15am

      Amazon Is Opening Pop-Up Stores in San Francisco and Sacramento, Too

      Perhaps not content with its first physical store in Manhattan, Amazon has confirmed that it's also opening pop-up stores in San Francisco and Sacremento in time for the holidays, too. » 10/14/14 3:30am 10/14/14 3:30am

      The Best PCs You Can Build for $300, $600, and $1200

      We've walked you through building your own computer before. In this post—which we'll update periodically as prices and components change—we'll walk you through the hardware we'll need for three different system builds: a budget workstation, a powerful all-purpose PC, and an enthusiast's system for gamers and media… » 9/24/14 11:29am 9/24/14 11:29am

      Google and Barnes & Noble Are Taking on Amazon at Book Delivery

      Google and Barnes & Noble share a common rival in Amazon—and now they're teaming up to take it on. From today, the duo will be offering a same-day book shipping service in select areas of the U.S.. » 8/07/14 3:40am 8/07/14 3:40am

      Twitter's Latest Test Suggests That Tweet-Based Shopping Is Coming Soon

      A group of Twitter users have spotted a "payment and shipping" option within their Android apps. As The Next Web pointed out, this is just one in a series of tests that suggest Jack Dorsey might be able to buy his latest monochromatic designer suit from within the platform he helped build. » 8/06/14 3:20pm 8/06/14 3:20pm

      Using the Oculus Rift to Find Your Next Car

      Going to a car dealership is notoriously fraught with anxiety. In addition to some guy in a plaid jacket trying to upsell you on hubcaps, you never know if they're going to have the exact car you're looking for, with the right options, in the right color. How do you know if it's what you want if you can't see it with… » 6/27/14 2:00pm 6/27/14 2:00pm